A member asked:

Blood pressure: 117/68 resting heart rate sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm exercise everyday. friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? heart disease?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Variation: There can be a lot of variation between individuals resting heart rates. In general, the more "fit" you are cardiovascular wise, the lower your resting heart rate will be; so you friend may be a bit more "fit" than you. But in reality that's a very small difference and if many factors may contribute to day to day variations. Neither of those heart rate ranges suggest "heart disease".

Answered 7/3/2018


Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Normal: These are all perfectly normal values. Good job on the regular exercise. Keep it up!

Answered 8/3/2017



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